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I love this time of the year. There’s plenty of summer left, but you can kick off your stargazing adventures much earlier in the evening. The skies are filled with celestial gems this August, including a couple of bright planets.

The best celestial show in August is the annual Perseid meteor shower that began in July and peaks the night of Aug. 12-13.

Lynch is an amateur astronomer and professional broadcast meteorologist for WCCO Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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